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BETT Showcase 2012

BETT Showcase 2012 BETT 2012 – Powering Learning LearnLive Seminar Highlights The BETT Awards 2012 finalists in 15 categories BETT 2012 – New Worlds of Learning BETT Show Update

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22/11/2011
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News Update: November

1. Dyslexics urged to seek assistive technology in 'the cloud' 2. New online guide helps children explore the world of reading 3. Talking bins help schools to reduce litter in the playground 4.Drinkaware launches life-skills based education programme

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20/12/2011
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ICT In Early Years Education

In the second article looking at ICT in early years education Amy Stancer looks at how practitioners can cater for children of all abilities and engagement levels in the setting...

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20/12/2011
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Are UK schools a playground for hackers?

As teenage hackers tweet news of their attacks, and changes to education funding, especially in Harnessing Technology Grants, present schools with greater responsibility to handle their IT, information security becomes a crucial issue. Paul Vlissidis, technical director of NGS Secure, explores the robustness of data security across the UK’s schools.

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20/12/2011
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Skype In The Classroom

Teachers all over the world are using Skype to make learning more exciting and memorable. Skype offers an immediate way to help students discover new cultures, languages and ideas, all without leaving the classroom...

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20/12/2011
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The Wolf Review misses a technology trick

Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Director of Service Design & Development at learndirect, considers the missing piece of the Wolf Review puzzle: technology.

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20/12/2011
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A new conversation with parents: How can schools inform and listen in a digital age?

This report, commissioned by the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning, and published by the family support organisation, Family Lives, urges schools, Ofsted and Government to consider ‘safe’ ways of sharing the views of existing parents and pupils on a wide range of issues within the school community.

Date:
21/12/2011
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Audio-visual technology in the classroom

This survey by Sanyo into audiovisual technology in the classroom has revealed that two thirds of teachers in the United Kingdom believe technology improves behaviour in students, amongst other positive influences.

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20/12/2011
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